[Esd-l] Problem with unmangling attachments

Scott Taylor scott at dctchambers.com
Mon Jun 3 07:30:01 PDT 2002

[rant first - solution later]
Nothing like having an email client that follows the standards of 
email.  My first rule in email security: "Never use OEx no matter how many 
ways they try to say it's secure."  And I don't care how much my users 
whine, they can learn to use something else.

At 11:03 AM 02/06/2002, you wrote:
>I have run the Sanitizer before on my mail server with no problems, but last
>night I installed it again after a long hiatus (passing a few version
>numbers along the way, I think). This install is giving me a problem with
>mangled attachments when I view them with Outlook Express 6.

Unless OE6 has some kind of setting for attachments, I'd recommend looking 
up the manual way to unmangle attachments.  I go right into the hold and 
find the offending email, then:
- remove this line:
     "X-Content-Security: [computer] original Content-Type was
- change:
     "Content-Type: application/octet-stream;"
     "Content-Type: application/x-msdownload;"
and unmangle the name in all places.
then reapply the message with 'cat':
cat file >> /var/spool/mail/myuser
make sure you use two ">" so you don't blow away any mail that is unopened 
for the user.

BTW, what's a "x-msdownload" content type?

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